244w ago - In the dark days of the GameCube, amidst Internet rumblings of Nintendo going third-party, a little white box was being secretly developed in the inner sanctums of Nintendo.
Having already launched the strange yet undeniably appealing DS, this new console had a working codename of Revolution.
Nintendo dropped that moniker for the more market-friendly and more perverse title of the Nintendo Wii. Revolutions were scary they said, revolutions were about bloodshed, terrorist organizations and babies crying. Nintendo just wanted everyone to play.
Controllers are scary, like the cockpit of a flaming 747. People just want to throw around their television remotes and Nintendo happily provided.
In Apple fuelled haze, Nintendo went on a marketing blitz and began to do something they haven't done since the era of Super Nintendo; they ran commercials that targeted everyone including your dear old Grand Pappy.
Gimmicky as the Wiimote may seem in retrospect, Nintendo grabbed the attention of the media and consumer wallets with its technology and Wii Sports. Not since the SNES has a system been so ready to play out of the box. It's that type of mass market acceptance that the other game companies would love to have.
290w ago - Third-party peripheral maker The Ant Commandos today announced that its "V Shaped Double Range Guitar" is now available for purchase at retail with an MSRP of $59.99.
Ranging in color variants from flame red to jet black, the wireless guitar controller touts "100% compatibility" with both Rock Band and the entire select of Guitar Hero titles for the PlayStation 2 and PS3, unlike the first-party controllers.
Press Release: THE ANT COMMANDOS' 4-IN-1 DOUBLE RANGE GUITAR CONTROLLER HITS RETAIL
Be The Envy of Your Friends With The First Guitar Controller That Is 100% Compatible With All Guitar HeroTM & Rock BandTM Features ForPlayStation¬®2 and PlayStation¬®3
May 22, 2008 - Ontario, CA- The Ant Commandos (TAC), a leading provider of innovative wireless video game music peripherals and accessories, announced today its V Shaped Double Range Guitar ranging in colors from flame red and electric blue, to jet black, is now available at retail for an SRP of $59.99. The Double Range Guitar is the first on the market to feature 100% compatibility with all Guitar HeroT and Rock BandT games for PlayStation¬® 2 and PlayStation¬® 3.
TAC's Double Range Guitar enhances players' gameplay experience no matter which music-inclined video game or PlayStation system they are using....